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Steel: A Century of Steelmaking on Film

Synopsis
Steel provides the backbone of Britain’s industry and society. It was a driving force behind the second Industrial Revolution and shaped many regions of the UK. In its heyday over 450,000 people were working in the steel industry and while much of the employment it generated is now gone, its influence still lives on. This double DVD set features 23 rare documentaries, animations and short films which span the twentieth century. Highlights include footage of the building of the New Tyne bridge in 1928 and the rare 1945 film STEEL which was shot by award-winning cameraman Jack Cardiff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Year of production
1901 - 1987
Subjects
Film studies; History
Keywords
documentary films; industry; steel; steelmaking

Credits

Director
Jack Cardiff; Jenny Woodley

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
416 minutes
Year
2013

Sections

Title
Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham

Title
His Majesty’s Visit to the Clyde

Title
Building of the New Tyne Bridge, The

Title
Steel (Civics and Commerce Series)

Title
Mastery of Steel

Title
British Steel

Title
Teeth of Steel

Title
Steel

Title
Ten Year Plan, The

Title
Common Sense about Steel

Title
Mrs Worth Goes to Westminster

Title
Steel in the South Wales

Title
River of Steel

Title
Ingot Pictorial No. 27

Title
Steel Town

Title
Men of Consett

Title
Big Mill, The

Title
Steel For the Seventies

Title
Women of Steel

Title
Northern Newsreel No. 7 (Extract)

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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